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FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

French journalist Romeo Langlois will be released this week, Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said in a statement on Sunday. continue reading »

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

The life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar can soon be followed on the small screen in a series that recounts his reign over a vast criminal empire during the 1980s and early 1990s when he terrorized his country with murders and car bombs. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

UN Official Implores Colombia to Fight Impunity For Sexual Violence Crimes

UN Official Implores Colombia to Fight Impunity For Sexual Violence Crimes

Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today, adding that such efforts should be paired with assistance to survivors and victims. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

Voto Latino, is announcing the launch of the “America4America” on Thursday May 31st, spearheaded by America Ferrera. continue reading »

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation’s Latino leadership at the organization’s 29th Annual Conference on Friday, June 22, in Orlando, Florida. continue reading »

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

A tried and tested role model program for Hispanic middle school students will begin in San Antonio, Texas with an initiative to recruit 100 role models in 100 hours. The HISPA Role Model Bureau, a national non-profit organization that provides professional Hispanic role models for young students, is hosting a recruiting event on May 25 at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). continue reading »

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school three years ago, but he cannot practice his profession because he is undocumented, and so the California Bar Association is asking the state Supreme Court to make an exception and approve his license. continue reading »

Colombian Striker Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid Scores Impressive Goal (VIDEO)

Colombian Striker Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid Scores Impressive Goal (VIDEO)

During Atletico Madrid's match against American de Cali over the weekend, Colombian futballer Radamel Falcao scored a goal that can only be described as the impressive. continue reading »

Secret Service Chief Apologizes, DEA Under Investigation for Involvement with Colombian Prostitutes

Secret Service Chief Apologizes, DEA Under Investigation for Involvement with Colombian Prostitutes

The federal government is once again in hot water for agents’ conduct in Colombia. Ahead of the director of the Secret Service’s comments on the recent scandal involvin continue reading »

To Aid in Search of Rebels, Venezuela and Colombia Militarize Shared Border

To Aid in Search of Rebels, Venezuela and Colombia Militarize Shared Border

The governments of Colombia and Venezuela on Tuesday consolidated their joint fight against Colombian rebels, militarizing both sides of the border in the hunt for guerrillas who killed 12 soldiers in Colombia and later returned to their base in the neighboring country. continue reading »

60- Million-Year-Old, 8-Foot Long Turtle Fossil Found in Colombian Coal Mine

60- Million-Year-Old, 8-Foot Long Turtle Fossil Found in Colombian Coal Mine

Remains of a ‘coal turtle’ officially known by paleontologist as ‘Carbonemys cofrinii’ in honor of the Colombian coal mine where it was found have been discovered. continue reading »